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Apple revises South Korea iPhone warranty, Foxconn Brazil 'ready' to produce iPads

09/14/2011, 02:09 am

Facing pressure from South Korean regulators over its iPhone warranty, Apple has agreed to revise its policy in the country to begin allowing customers to trade faulty devices for brand new ones. Also, a Brazilian government official has said that Apple manufacturer Foxconn is ready to produce iPads in country and should start shipping the tablets this December.


Apple set to build 30M iPhone 5 units with 512MB RAM, improved antenna

09/12/2011, 09:09 am

Even with an improved antenna design, Apple's next-generation iPhone is expected to look largely the same as the current iPhone 4, and it will also feature the same amount of RAM: 512MB.


Foxconn said to be producing 150k iPhone 5 units per day

09/07/2011, 11:09 pm

A new report claims Foxconn Electronics has ramped up production of Apple's fifth-generation iPhone to 150,000 units per day, with shipments expected to reach 5-6 million in September.


Apple manufacturers reportedly starting assembly of iPhone 5 for October launch

09/04/2011, 03:09 am

A new report claims Apple manufacturers Foxconn and Pegatron have begun producing the hardware for Apple's next-generation iPhone in preparation for the finalized version of iOS 5, which is rumored to arrive in time for an early October launch in the U.S. and a late October launch in Asia.


Foxconn to ship Apple a massive 20M iPads this quarter - report

09/01/2011, 09:09 am

Apple's overseas manufacturing partner Foxconn is reportedly expected to ship an enormous 20 million iPad 2 units to Apple in this quarter, setting the company up to once again break sales records.


Chinese environmental groups take issue with Apple over pollution

08/31/2011, 09:08 am

A new report from China has accused Apple of being unresponsive to concerns over pollution, as well as taking advantage of lax environmental protection rules in developing countries to manufacture its products.


Samsung considering purchase of HP’s PC business - report [u]

08/23/2011, 08:08 pm

Samsung is reportedly considering outsourcing notebook production to Taiwan-based OEMs, a move which sources attribute to the company’s unofficial interest in purchasing HP’s PC business [updated with Samsung response].


Apple's cheaper iPhone 4, new iPhone 5 with larger screen to debut in September

08/23/2011, 07:08 am

Apple's Far Eastern suppliers are currently manufacturing a cheaper version of the company's existing iPhone 4 in addition to an all new iPhone with a slightly larger display, both of which are slated for an introduction by the end of next month, Reuters is reporting.


Foxconn to substitute workers with 1 million robots in 3 years

07/31/2011, 10:07 pm

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn has announced plans to substitute a percentage of its workers with a million robots in the next three years.


Foxconn in talks to remain Apple's sole 'iPad 3' manufacturer in 2011 - rumor

07/13/2011, 07:07 am

Apple's manufacturing partner Foxconn is said to be working to persuade the company into signing a new deal that would make it the sole builder of a new iPad model, rumored to launch later this year.


Apple reportedly placed orders for 15M next-gen iPhones from Pegatron

07/05/2011, 02:07 am

A new report claims Apple manufacturer Pegatron has received orders to produce 15 million units of the "iPhone 5" as the device's expected fall launch nears.


Rumor: Suppliers preparing for October launch of Apple's iPhone 5, iPad 3

07/01/2011, 10:07 am

Apple's component suppliers in Taiwan are gearing up and preparing materials for the production of the iPhone 5 and iPad 3, set to hit the market in October, according to a new report.


Foxconn to begin iPad production in Brazil in September; Apple posts new iPad 2 ad

06/18/2011, 12:06 am

Brazil's Minister of Science and Technology has revealed that Foxconn is scheduled to start iPad production in the country in September, while Apple has posted a new ad showcasing the iPad 2.


Three Chinese jailed for leaking details about Apple's iPad 2

06/15/2011, 03:06 pm

Three Chinese people this week were sentenced to prison terms for stealing information from a supplier about Apple's iPad 2 before it was announced.


Foxconn's iPad 2 polishing plant reopens following deadly explosion

06/02/2011, 12:06 pm

Weeks after an explosion at a Foxconn iPad 2 polishing plant in Chengdu, China, killed three and injured 15 people, the facility has reopened.


Teen behind white iPhone 4 kits learned of Apple's lawsuit through media reports

05/27/2011, 08:05 pm

The New York high school student who made thousands of dollars selling unauthorized white iPhone 4 conversion kits said in an interview that he learned of Apple's lawsuit against him through media reports.


Foxconn closes all polishing plants for inspection after blast

05/24/2011, 02:05 am

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn has announced the temporary closure of all of its polishing workshops for inspections, with the aim of preventing the reoccurrence of an explosion at a Chengdu, China plant that killed three workers last week.


Foxconn explosion won't greatly affect iPad 2 production for Apple

05/23/2011, 08:05 am

An explosion last week at an iPad 2 production plant in Chengdu, China, is not expected to have a major impact on Apple, as less than 20 percent of production volume is said to have come from the plant.


Explosion kills 2 at iPad manufacturing plant of Apple partner Foxconn [u]

05/20/2011, 12:05 pm

Two workers were killed in a large explosion Friday at a Foxconn manufacturing plant in Chengdu, China, that assembles Apple's iPad 2. Apple has issued a statement acknowledging that it will look into the matter.


Labor & materials shortages likely to affect Apple's iPad, iPhone shipments

05/12/2011, 09:05 am

Issues in Apple's overseas supply chain, including shortages of both labor and materials, are anticipated to affect shipments of both the iPad 2 and iPhone 4.